INDIGO Briefbag. Shoulder bag or Clutch with detachable strap. Unisex bag
Oversized leather shoulder bag or clutch .
Unisex bag for man or woman.Xsilk studio produced, one-of-a-kind hand dyed, handmade bag.
Briefcase style bag with detachable shoulder strap.
Zipper closure top and a flap.
Gold tone hardwares.
Floral surface pattern is made with hand cut stencil and is original design of Xsilk.
Supple imported Brazilian leather. Hand dyed and crafted in New York City.
Unlined, single main compartment with one zippered interior pocket.
Leather was hand dyed using natural indigo. Katazome* technique was applied to create the surface pattern. Once dyed, leather was conditioned with bee wax and pine resin, before being made into a bag.
This leather was tanned with vegetable tannin and dyed with indigo using minimal chemical use. The botanical tannin and dye ensures leather will age well. With repeated use, indigo hue will darken and acquire rich patina.
This one of a kind bag is made one at a time.
Strap length: 50”
Strap drop: 22”
Body width: 12.25”
Body height: 9.25”
Body depth: 2.25”
Katazome is a traditional Japanese method of dyeing textile. Dye resist paste, made with rice flour is applied onto textile through a hand cut stencil. After the paste dries, textile is immersed in a indigo dye bath. Once textile is dried, resist paste is washed away to reveal the design of the stencil. Katazome is considered to be an early prototype of silk screen printing.
Although Katazome technique is usually applied to textile, it has been adopted for leather dyeing after years of research and experiments. You won’t find Katazome indigo leather anywhere else.